United States Fight League
Pankration, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts

Referee licensing

USFL Certified and Licensed Referees enforce the rules of Pankration ensuring the safety and integrity of competitions.  




Referees must score 80% or higher on online exam, pass criminal background screening and attend hands on training. Existing MMA and/or Grappling/ Jiu Jitsu referees preferred.  


Officials already licensed as state Referees within the jurisdiction of event may bypass online exam, CDC Concussion Certificate and background check if already completed these requirements as a condition of licensing. 

The following steps are required to become a licensed Pankration referee:
Newly licensed referees who complete the following steps will receive a free certification clinic at their first event. 

1. REVIEW REFEREE TRAINING MANUAL:
This training details safety rules and regulations, scoring criteria and officiating protocols necessary to be a effective Pankration referee.  
MANUAL (Word)
MANUAL (PDF)

2. COMPLETE THE REFEREE ONLINE EXAM: 
Questions are based off certification course and referee manual. 
TAKE ONLINE REFEREE EXAM 
Authorization code is - Referee

3. CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND SCREENING: 
This will cost $17 and is good for two years. (Clear browser history if having issues with site)
CLICK HERE TO INITIATE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
4. OBTAIN A FREE CDC COACHES CONCUSSION TRAINING CERTIFICATE:
CLICK HERE to access this Free Course from the CDC Website and email certificate to jon@fightleague.org 
If using Injure Free there is no need to email certificate as the system does it for you.

5. SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR PRE EVENT REVIEW:
APPROVED SAFETY GEAR

**CHEET SHEET (PDF) Bring to each event
**RULES VIDEO Should be reviewed prior to each event

**SCRIPTED RULES BRIEF Should be used during rules meeting.

Questions - jon@fightleague.org 
 




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